Showing Online Students You Care

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The phrase “show, don’t tell” has been popping up on my radar a lot lately. In editing student papers, in researching best practices in CV and cover letter writing, and…in my web reading this week!   A fellow AdjunctWorld community member, Dr. Bruce Johnson, publishes a blog with regular articles about online education. I came… Read more »

6 Strengths of Effective Online Educators

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Welcome to the last in our series of articles on the “Effective Online Teacher.”  So far, we’ve discussed some of the skills, knowledge, and characteristics of great online teachers.  In this article, we will conclude with a few additional strengths associated with quality online teaching.  These points can be thought of as places to begin… Read more »

5 Things Effective Online Instructors Know

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So far in this series of articles, we’ve covered some of the personal characteristics and the interpersonal skills associated with great online teaching.  Some of these skills/characteristics might be considered natural elements of an online instructor’s personality, but many can be studied, learned, and practiced over time to build competencies necessary to effectively reach online… Read more »

4 Interpersonal Skills for Effective Online Teaching

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A well-honed set of interpersonal skills can make or break the effectiveness of a college instructor.  It is the instructor’s interpersonal style and unique personality that brings the material to life, captivates students, and motivates learning and critical thinking.  Off the top of your head, you can probably recall instructors from your college days who… Read more »

7 Characteristics of Effective Online Teachers

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Adjunct instructors who have excellent teaching skills and engaging personalities in the traditional classroom environment already have many of the characteristics necessary to be effective online instructors.  They know their subject area, love teaching, and are invested in their students. However, the two delivery modalities are different and there are some additional qualities that make… Read more »